David M. Delo


I started writing after I earned my Master’s Degree at NYU in 1984. I was 46 years old. After a decade of writing history articles for popular and scholarly magazines, the University of Utah Press published my first non-fiction book about the military post traders of America: PEDDLERS AND POST TRADERS: THE ARMY SUTLER ON THE FRONTIER(1992). It received 5-star ratings from historians.
Publishers, however, showed no interest in my historical fiction, so I started my own publishing company, Kingfisher Books, through which I published trade paperbacks about individuals and events that helped shape the character of the modern West: THE YELLOWSTONE, FOREVER!(1998), the true story of the five men who helped to create our first national park; HEARTBREAK AND HEAVEN, a frontier-period historical,; and a trade paperback version of my Peddlers book.
Recently (2011)I completed a historical biography of America’s highest-paid and most controversial artist of the 1800s, Albert Bierstadt. I worked from 1,000 pages of notes and I followed Bierstadt’s footsteps through Europe for 30 days.
OTHER: In 2000, I started an action-mystery series based on my years as a counter intelligence agent in the 1960s. They are light, fast-paced, humorous, and feature two well-etched characters who get involved in national issues like corporate espionage, land use issues, designer drugs, child pornography, and so forth.

PAST CAREERS:I have been a counter-intelligence agent attached to NATO in the 1960s, a divisional V.P. for Levi Strauss & Co., and owner/manager of a guest ranch in the Rockies. For the past 20 years I have been an author and an artist.

Where to find David M. Delo online


The Right Touch
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 100,060. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Touch, now a photojournalist in San Francisco, becomes a target of a politically-oriented Chinatown tong whose funding comes from corporate espionage. The more active he is, the more people die.
One Touch of Espionage
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 95,930. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A peace-tine Army Intelligence Agent assigned to NATO goes on vacation and ends up as bait in a game to identify a double agent in their midst.
Heartbreak and Heaven
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 161,000. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » General
A frontier-period historical novel and love story, based on the life of a military post trader, and exemplifies "the resilient frontier spirit,” the tenacity and fortitude to overcome challenges on the frontier.
The Yellowstone, Forever!
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 144,740. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Western, Fiction » Historical » General
How the fabric of history pulled five men together to explore and helped found our first national park.
Creativity and the Manic Depressive: In Search of Balance and Stability
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,090. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Depression, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
How manic depression and creativity shaped my life.
The Heroic Journey of Albert Bierstadt: Artist-Priest of the West
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 142,230. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Historical » General
A historical biography of the highest-paid and most controversial landscape artist in America after the Civil War.

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